Squad Building Challenges are one of the most valuable areas of Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 and taking advantage of them can transform a club.
One of the best ways to help build a squad in FIFA 23's Ultimate Team is by completing Squad Building Challenges (SBC). Since their introduction to Ultimate Team, the mode has proved extremely popular for players allowing them to exchange squads of unwanted cards for rewards that come as either new packs or promotional cards such as FIFA 23's Heroes. Coming in many different forms, SBCs sometimes only require trading in one card to complete, while others can need six or seven different teams full of players. All the best FIFA gamers across the world take advantage of completing SBCs, as it is often the easiest and cheapest way to add some of the rarest promotional items to an Ultimate Team. However, there are so many available it is important players know which are the best to do and how to tackle the complicated world of SBCs in FIFA 23.
When players first create their Ultimate Team clubs in FIFA 23, there are fundamental Squad Building Challenges that introduce the mode, including how it works and setting people on their way. For those that have never used SBCs before, this is a must as it also covers the basics of the new chemistry system in FIFA 23. These challenges listed under the basic tab allow players to exchange players of low quality for low-rated packs, with the goal of getting used to the concept of SBCs. Further advanced challenges are available all year round, testing even the most advanced players while offering great rewards. If players have the cards in their Ultimate Teams to complete all of these SBCs, it is highly recommended to do so.
Beyond the initial challenges further, more complex SBCs are introduced daily, all available for a set period. These offer promotional cards that all include varying requirements. Some require players to trade in a squad of players above a particular rating or from specific leagues or nations. All new promotions, such as FIFA 23's Out Of Position, have featured SBCs to either unlock a specific player or a random card above a particular rating. Some of these are more valuable than others, such as the opportunity to receive a random 86-rated Icon card and the current SBC to earn a Heroes promotional player. These would typically cost a significant amount to buy on the transfer market, making this an excellent alternative for those who don't have coins to spare. However, all cards earned through SBCs are untradeable and can't be sold on the transfer market, so when deciding which ones to complete, it is best to prioritize players that will fit into a team. New cards are released constantly, including Player Of The Month cards for all major leagues, so gamers do not need to try and attempt every single one; more will be available each month.
Along with earning FGS Swap tokens in FIFA 23, SBCs are a great way of breaking up playing games for players while still earning rewards. There are SBCs that provide gamers with packs instead of one specific card. While these often have much less value, the SBC's are still worth doing as the rewards are often tradeable and can provide a coin boost for players. For players new to SBC, Marquee Matchups are generated weekly and are a good starting point. If players complete all four in the group, the rewards are five packs of good value. It is only worth completing these using players already owned, but the challenges themselves are all simple and can turn unusable players into quick profits weekly, which can then be spent on one of the best players in FIFA 23.
A good strategy is always keeping the challenges in mind when opening rewards in FIFA 23. Tradeable rewards can be sold on the market for a profit, while untradeable can't. However, all cards, including untradeable ones, can be used in SBCs, meaning their value increases. It can be worth saving high-rated cards, especially ones 86 or greater specifically, to use in complete SBCs that require squads being a specific rating. Promotions can sometimes require several squads, including team ratings of 88 or 89, and these are the perfect opportunities to use high-rated players such as Keylor Navas (88), who will rarely be used in-game. By saving any high-rated cards, players have the possibility to turn them into that one superstar, such as a Player Of The Month, who can change a team in an instant.
When completing any SBC, it is always a good idea to check before submitting a team that the weakest players available are being traded. Untradeable players should be used ahead of tradeable ones, where possible, due to the difference in coin values. It is also advisable to check if lower-rated players can be swapped into any SBC to save the higher-rated cards for a higher-value challenge. A quick search online can find the cheapest solutions to any SBC, but if the challenges can be completed with players already within a club, it will save a vast number of coins each time.
Missing out on SBCs is one of the biggest mistakes that should be avoided in FIFA 23. Squad Building Challenges are one of the most valuable areas of Ultimate Team and can offer plenty of packs and promotional cards for those who make the most of them. Every week there are opportunities to earn coins and improve an Ultimate Team even without using a full club of players. Suppose players have not used SBCs before; there is no better time to start with promotions constantly being added, including the FIFA World Cup update. Always keeping SBCs in mind when opening packs is key, along with picking the right ones to complete in FIFA 23 can transform any Ultimate Team club.
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